CIETAC Arbitration Award Enforced in the U.S. Despite Alleged Forgery in the Underlying Agreement
Attorneys Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta and Arantxa Cuadrado Pérez-Broseta wrote an article on the case, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Int’l Trade Serv. Co., Ltd. v. Tiancheng Chempharm Inc.USA, No. 17-CV-4130 (JS)(AYS), 2018 LEXIS 90106 (E.D.N.Y., May 30, 2018). This case involves allegations of fraud and forgery of a sales agreement that contained an arbitration clause. On May 30, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Joanna Seybert of the Eastern District of New York granted the petition to enforce the arbitral award issued in Tianjin, China and denied a motion to dismiss the petition to enforce.